The swanky L.A. suburb of Bel Air will catch up to the big boys with its first film festival, running Nov. 14-19.
And because it’s a short film fest and it is Bel Air, screenings will take place in private homes with private screens and probably private guests.
“Film Fashion Night,” will kick off the festival, hosted by Genlux Magazine, with a celebration of fashion, film and art held at Lionsgate Vice Chairman and Director Mark Amin‘s exclusive private estate in Bel Air.
Screenings include Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light, a short documentary about the famed photographerâ€™s life and her “discovery” of actress Lauren Bacall, as well as short documentary James Gill Full Circle, an autobiographical look at American pop artist James Gill that chronicles his meteoric rise and sudden disappearance from the Hollywood scene and art world. Honorees for the evening include Anya Sarre, celebrity stylist and head fashion stylist for Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and ET on MTV; and Orian Williams, producer of the award-winning film Control and one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch.”
On Saturday, Nov. 15, a screening of the short documentary Carissa sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Los Angeles Dodgers Dream Foundation, will be shown at the Motion Picture Academy Theater in Beverly Hills.
The film has won the Jury Prize in its category and six film festivals and is Executive Produced by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award winning director of An Inconvenient Truth and Jamie McCourt, Owner & President of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carissa Phelps and director David Sauvage. Carissa tells the story of a homeless 12-year-old in Fresno, who was forced into prostitution, but strived against all odds to eventually graduate from UCLA last year with a law degree and MBA.
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